Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File NOW ON DVD

Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File



Although a first-rate investigative documentary on its own, Andrei Nekrasov's "Poisoned by Polonium" also serves as a sequel to 2004's "Disbelief," in which the director made a rather indisputable case that the notorious 1999 Moscow apartment bombings were the work of Vladimir Putin and Russia's FSB (the heir to the KGB).

In "Polonium," Nekrasov examines the 2006 London assassination - via sushi laced with radioactive Polonium 210 - of FSB whistle-blower Alexander "Sacha" Litvinenko, and indicts the Putin regime, using in-depth interviews with the victim and his wife, Marina, and building a solid, if circumstantial, murder case against the oligarchs of the contemporary Kremlin.

Nekrasov's latest is both a work of journalism and cinema. His juxtaposition of archival footage and recent black-and-white scenes, for instance, creates a visual echo of Nekrasov's plaint that nothing in the motherland ever changes, and that the Putin regime rivals the worst.

Trailer Here: http://www.hautetcourt.com/ba.php?pkfilms=136

My sense has always been

that the West has been trying to frame the Russians for this crime. That would be consistent with the very anti-Russian stance it has taken, particularly in branding Russia as anti-democratic. Because Russia would not allow its spy agencies posing as human rights groups to operate unimpeded, Russia has been branded as being against democracy. By the way, former U.S. Sen. Jack Kemp has been spewing a lot of this propaganda on behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations.

You know, you can generally figure a CIA financed operation because it is a bit overproduced, such as the "Orange" and "Rose" revolutions, the Darfur advertising campaign, and even the anti-Syrian demonstrations in Lebanon of a few years back. When something is overproduced, you have to ask, where is the money coming from?

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* Actors: Alexander Litvinenko
* Directors: Andrei Nekrasov
* Format: Color, DVD-Video, Extra tracks, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
* Language: English
* Subtitles: Russian
* Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
* Number of discs: 1
* Rating:
* DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008
* Run Time: 105 minutes

Product Description
(If anything should happen to me, I beg you to show this tape to the whole world.) On November 23rd, 2006, these words, spoken on camera by exiled former KGB and FSB (post communist Russia s dreaded new secret police) agent Alexander Sasha Litvinenko, became a gruesome self-fulfilling prophecy. After an agonizingly painful ordeal, Litvinenko succumbed to radiation poisoning from a lethal dose of toxic Polonium-210, surreptitiously slipped into his tea during a London meeting with two FSB ex-colleagues three weeks earlier.

In Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File (Formerly Known As REBELLION), filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov exposes the truth behind a crime that shocked the world and provoked a war of words between Russia and England that continues to this day. A (first-rate investigative documentary - NY Newsday) combining (an impressive array of film clips and extended interviews with Mr. Litvinenko - New York Times), Poisoned By Polonium: The Litvinenko File is both a nuanced documentary requiem for a friend and a searing personal indictment of Vladimir Putin s de facto dictatorship and Russia s hidden history of tyrannical secret police repression going all the way back to the Tsars.


Recent interview with Marina Litvinenko and the co-author of her book on him, expert Alex Goldfarb. In English.

The documentary film DISBELIEF, directed by Andrei Nerkasov and based on
Litvinenko's book BLOWING UP RUSSIA. Premiered at Sundance 2004. In Russian with English subtitles.